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Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  8 February 2002 (USA)
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After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

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A take on the classic tale 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', this is the story of a 14-year-old boy named Jason Shephard who lies for the fun of it. He loses an important story assignment entitled 'Big Fat Liar' in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using his story, to clear his name, and to get him out of having to attend summer school. The teen liar then has to match wits with Wolf, who also turns out to be a big liar. Written by Anna <annachan@amazon.com>

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Big Fat Liar is an extremely funny comedy, filed whit nonstop action and hilarious pranks. See more »


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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,554,015 (USA) (8 February 2002)

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$201,334 (South Africa) (30 August 2002)
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Trivia

When walking towards the studio the pink gorilla suits worn by Bane from Batman & Robin (1997) are seen. See more »

Goofs

When Jason finishes writing his story "Big Fat Liar", he staples the papers together, but when Marty Wolf picks it up in his limo, the papers are not stapled. Also, the writing of the title "Big Fat Liar" looks different from when we see Jason writing it (especially the "i" in "liar"). See more »

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Jaleel White: Wolf, how many times have I told you not to call me Urkel! My name is Jaleel White. Urkel was a charecter I played when I was a child.
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Move It Like This
Written by Sam Hollander, David Schommer, Steve Greenberg, Brooke Morrow, Herschel Small,
Colyn Grant, Anthony Flowers, Marvin Prosper, Patrick L. Carey, Jeffrey Chea
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of S-Curve Records/Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Works best for kids, but parents won't be put-down by it either
10 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Big Fat Liar is the type of movie I would've liked even more if I was younger and by that I reccomend this movie to the kids and if the parents don't want to go see Collateral Damage or Black Hawk Down or whatever, they might chuckel as well.

Frankie Muniz plays a young teen who is usually lying a lot, and when he really looses a paper for school in a movie producer's (Paul Giamatti's) limo and winds up in summer school, he decides to go with his girlfriend (Amanda Bynes) to Hollywood to confront him. But it isn't as easy as he thought for him to fess up. Giamatti's blue man scenes are some of the funniest scenes he's had in movies since Private Parts. Other scenes vary on the person, however. Grade: B


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